May 30, 2022


Picture this. It’s summer and your pool is open, ready and waiting for swimmers. You made the leap and had synthetic turf installed around the pool. As a result, you can focus on relaxing rather than mowing/trimming your lawn! Here are 8 reasons synthetic grass is the prefect choice to install around your pool.



Whether or not you live in a drought-prone area, saving water is a common topic today. Estimates from the EPA suggest that a third of all public water use involves landscape and grass watering. So, wherever you live, reducing water usage is a good idea so future generations will continue to have easy access to fresh drinking water.



Artificial turf will prevent any dirt and mud concerns surrounding your pool. Regardless of how often you tell the kids to stop splashing water out of the pool, you know there is always water that gets spilled over. And when water and your yard meet, mud will start to collect. Where mud happens, muddy footprints begin to get dragged into your house. Because artificial grass has superior drainage than organic grass, you will see substantially less wetness coming into your house from the pool.



Whether you have children doing cannonballs or trying to douse you with pool water by the poolside, you can be sure things around the pool will get wet. If you have organic turf near your pool, you’ve certainly seen that water can create puddles in low lying areas and how chlorine may often kill your lawn. Artificial grass is designed to optimize drainage, so it actually drains fluids more quickly than organic grass.



Slick poolsides can be very unsafe. There is a reason that the old rule of “no running” is usually one of the first rules listed at public pools. But, sometimes, children get excited and forget the rules. When hard materials (or even regular turf) surrounding the pool get wet, you do not always need to be running in order to slip—accidents happen! Artificial grass won’t be as slick as concrete or bricks, which will keep you and your family safer. Plus, synthetic grass is more forgiving, so if someone does fall, the injuries will not be as painful as falling on concrete.



Artificial grass today looks nothing like the original. Back in the day, it appeared more of a green plastic mat than grass, but with technological improvements, it’s difficult to tell the difference between natural grass and synthetic turf. If you install artificial turf around your pool, you will become the envy of the neighborhood because it will always look neat, trimmed, and tidy.



Strong chemicals have a bad rap today—and rightly so. Chemicals can be unhealthy for both your kids and pets. For example, if you use pesticides or herbicides on your grass, they might be introduced into your pool during the application process or carried by bare feet when people enter the pool. On the other side of this, if you’ve ever had loose grass clippings blow into your pool, you know how fast the clippings can mess with the PH balance, requiring even more chemicals to balance your swimming pool again.



Insects love regular grass. They feed on the blades, live life as larvae in the soil, and thrive for generations. If you fertilize your yard, they are even more drawn to your grass because it makes their food source that much more lush and nutritious. Artificial grass is not edible, so it naturally repels bothersome pests, keeping fleas, ticks, and mosquitos at bay.



Bet you didn’t know that you can suffer a second-degree burn from pavement (concrete, asphalt, or brick) that’s in the sun all day? Hot pavement can also be hazardous for people who have neuropathy (loss of feeling in the nerves). They may experience reduced sensation in their feet, not realizing they’re burning their feet on a surface that’s reached a dangerous temperature. Reducing any type of concrete, brick, or asphalt around your pool by installing artificial turf can help you and your loved ones avoid burns. Plus, you can have HydroChill installed with your grass for an even cooler surface.



Ready to see just how much synthetic turf can improve the way you keep up your property? Have a look at our products to see the turf we have. When you’re ready, the team at Southwest Greens of Fresno is happy to help. Contact us today for a no-obligation consultation.